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From New Latin typhus, from Ancient Greek τῦφος (tûphos, fever, stupor), from τύφω (túphō, to smoke), from Proto-Indo-European *dhubh-, extended form of *dheu- (scatter like dust).

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typhus (usually uncountable, plural typhuses)

  1. (pathology) One of several similar diseases, characterised by high recurrent fever, caused by Rickettsia bacteria. Not to be confused with typhoid fever.

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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek; see above.

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  • IPA(key): /ti.fys/
  • (file)

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typhus m (plural typhus)

  1. typhus

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